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to the poll. a new poll is out that shows a big change in the gender gap for both candidates. >> is the next perfect storm ready to pounce on the east coast. hybrid of a hurricane and winter storm will bring intenseweather to us. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> and there's a live look outside. the air is kind of misty or something. i don't know what's going on out there. this is thursday october 25th, 2012. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. we are keeping an eye on hurricane sandy. the storm is about to move off of cuba and heading to the bahamas later today. there are tropical storm warnings for parts of the florida and the keys. if it turns towards the united states, there is a chance of flooding, heavy rain, maybe even snow along the east coast.
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>> sandy is still a category 2 storm. it killed two people in haiti and jamaica overnight. this is the first direct hit on jamaica since 27 years ago. 48 hour curfew to keep people off the streets and prevent lewding. >> let's go to tucker barnes. he has more on all of that. >> let's get right back to it and take a look at hurricane sandy. category 2 hurricane and looking impressive overnight. losing strength as it moved overland here. cuba overnight hours. still a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 to 115 and racing off to the north at 18 miles per hour. could be a player on our forecast towards the end of the weekend. we'll watch the track for the storm carefully. could bring us rain around here as it
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will combine with a cold front by sunday and monday. there's the latest with hurricane sandy. let's talk local weather and another nice day shaping up for your thursday. we're mild for this time of year. 62 at regan national. tony mentioned he didn't know what he was looking at. that would be fog. 62 at bwi marshal . high temperatures expected to be in the mid 70s with partial sunshine. we hit a record high temperature at regan national. mordetails on the weather. let's see the traffic. >> i'm not sure what's going on out here but we have accidents to report with fatalities. north of town route 1. basically shut down between route 100 and 175. it is blocked off at the scene of this crash involving a tractor
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trailer and a passenger vehicle. three fatalities as a result of this crash. now, northbound on the baltimore more washington parkway, five vehicles involved in this crash before you reach 198. now to the cameras, traveling northbound before the beltway. activity still here in play tying up the right lane. the outer loop leaving 95 to georgia avenue. 395 crash tying up the center of the roadway. we'll keep an eye on this for you. heavy and slow going crossing over the pelmic. that's a check of your fox 5 traffic. #12k3w4r thank you very much. the big story is morning, virginia congressman jim more an's son has resigned. under cover video talking about a voter fraud scheme.
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melanie has been following this all morning. >> reporter: not accused of committing any voter fraud. he tells someone he thinks how one might do that. and that is stirring up more questions about weather photo identification ought to be required at the polls. >> utility bills or something like that. need something with a name and their address on it. >> those words are causing a lot of trouble. he was approached by under cover reporter. the reporter says he needs help coming up with a scheme to cast ballots in the name of 100 voters. moran expresses doubt. he also warns the guy that virginia's new voter id laws would make it tough to pull off fraud and put his energy in getting nonvoters
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to the polls. moran is the one to fake bills. >> that can hurt a campaign. hurt its image. i don't think it's going to affect the candidate. patrick moran resigns immediately. what he did was wrong. it will be a news story but i don't think it will have an effect on the outcome. >> moran is not implicated in the video. he's running to a reelect. at no point have i or will i ever endorse illegal or unethical behavior. at no point did i take this person seriously. in heine site i should have immediately walked away making it clear there was no place in the process for suggestion of illegal behavior joking or not. the group
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founded by conservative blogger james okeef. the group's mission is to expose corruption and teach others to become modern day muck rakers, in their own words. >> thank you. >> for the race for the white house, another busy day on the campaign trail. the two continue their mad dash around the nation with election day rapidly approaching. the president will rally florida and richmond, virginia. romney stays put in ohio. the latest on their campaign blitz with 12 days to go before election day. >> these guys have both been busy. all of the states that both candidates hit yesterday. and this is a pace that's going to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show.
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the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the electoral college. a republican
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house would pick romney. >> the senate divides who the vice president is. would be still in democratic hands and pick joe biden. so you would have a romney bide enticket made president and vice president of the united states. it would be one crazy finish to one crazy election year. and this is one possible tie scenario where each candidate walks away with 269 electoral votes. in washington, fox news. >> a lot more people are voting early this year but could create problems. experts say the increase in absentee vogt raises the risks of lost votes and voter fraud. found that absentee votes are twice as likely not to be counted as modern voting machines. >> and now to other stories
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topping the news today, a person was killed in an accident in northern virginia. this happened early this morning. you can see the r flipped over though it's unclear how that happened. betwn january mar drive and little river turnpike was closed but it is now open. a trial begins today for the two people accused to giving alcohol to teens who were killed last january. four people died when the car that the three teens were in wound up in the wrong lane and crashed into another car killing a 55-year-old man. the mother and brother of 18-year-old breeana franco are charged. >> a university of maryland student who threatened to go on a campus shooting rampage. he was arrested back in march after making the threat online. faces maximum three year sentence.
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>> they will be doing protests today at gallaudet university. they want the school to reinstate angela. universities chief diversity officer. she was put on paid administrative leave after she signed a petition to put same sex marriage law on the november ballot. still ahead, you can register for tickets to this year's national christmas tree lighting ceremony. we'll tell you what you have to do. >> today is a make or break moment for microsoft. why they can't afford to be wrong about their latest upgrade. >> plus, pandamonium in san francisco. dave ross is back with highlights of game 1 of the world series. >> and a live look outside.
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the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. that's next. 7:10 now. 62 degrees. earned. i count on social security. and i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is...
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a glimmer of hope in syria making headlines this morning. the united nations is backing the latest call for a ceasefire. today syria is expected to say if it will abide by the ceasefire and some rebels say they will accept it. others say they won't. >> microsoft will unveil a dramatic overhaul of window's operating system. windows 8 is considered a make or break moment. if it is not a success, there is talk bomber's job could be in jeopardy. it's the biggest change to the industry's
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dominant operating system in 17 years. >> the world's longest commercial flight is no longer cleared for take off. singapore airlines says the flight from singapore to new jersey has become too costly. the flight took 18 hours to complete and cost passengers about $8,000 for a round tryptic et. now the longest flight will be atlanta and south africa clocking in at 17 hours. now the longest flight would be a delta flight. >> with the syria talk. >> i did not see the video. >> just want today throw the. it in. >> yesterday we tied a high temperature at regan national. today not quite as warm but a
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pleasant day. >> didn't feel that warm. i kept looking at my car thing and it said 82. what is called? >> thermometer. >> it didn't feel that warm. >> i see what you are saying. >> did you have the air on? >> no. thermometer. i'm just saying it was comfortable and very nice. >> i hope everybody got a chance to enjoy it. enjoy today cause the temperatures will be on the down into the weekend. 62 in washington. 56 in new york. 57 in pittsburgh this morning. very pleasant start. there's fog. that will burn off here. and a nice partly sunny afternoon expected for us. big change from yesterday. backdoor cold front. look carefully but there's cloud cover out there. you see the motion out in the atlantic. that little front will be sliding down through the area toward the course of the day. temperatures in the mid 70s and should be dry for
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thursday. big changes or potential liebig changes for the weekend and all depends on the track of sandy. more on that coming up. but here's your 7 day forecast. focus here by sunday, monday and tuesday. a lot of question marks for the track of sandy. interact with a cold front and that could spark off fire works locally. midatlantic, cooler temperatures and rain and gusty conditions by sunday. >> all right. kind of nervous about it. >> still a lot could happen. >> okay. >> can i just say i love your approach about this. i've heard other broadcasters. going crazy about it. let's watch it and see what develops. we don't believe in scaring. >> i'm just calling their bluff. i know you have busy things to talk about. good morning. >> good morning. i have toilet
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paper to last us until this time next year. we're good. you can never have too much . all right. it's been very busy again this morning out here. let's get to it. fatal crash that has closed a portion of route 1 between route 100 and route 175. we're told unfortunately three fatalities as a result of this crash. accident involved a tractor trailer and vehicle. again, route 1 remains closed south of route 100. five cars have piled up northbound on the bw parkway. before you reach 198 coming southbound. anticipating the rubber necking delays headed back out toward 197. let me show you what else is happening. northbound new hampshire. outer loop you are slowing leaving 95
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headed around toward georgia avenue. 395 again heavy and slow continuing northbound. activity cleared and all this traffic is heading up to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. 7:19. it was a history making game 1 of the world series. dave ross is here with this morning's sports breakfast. >> unbelievable. i was going to go to bed like 7th inning. and then i had to stay up for the 4th at bat. what he did at first 3 at bats. we saw last year with albert pujols. what we're talking about is hitting three home runs in a game. pablo with the best nickname, the kung fu panda.
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nobody hits justin like him. remember this: at this stadium they had the least number of home runs all year. for this to happen against the best pitcher in baseball in the world series, it's just unbelievable. that was one and two. and here comes number three. al albaquerque. the only four guys in the history of the sport to hit three home runs in a game. nobody's ever hit four. i feel like we've done this story justice. i wonder how much more experience broadcasters. >> live on the scene with channel 4 news exclusive. >> the mood is tense.
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been on serious reports but nothing quite like this. king is inside right now. tried to get an interview. he is arrive there and literally rip your face off. you are making me look stupid. get out here panda jerk. >> great story. compelling. >> what kind of name is the kung fu panda? no panda watches on sunday. but what happened on that last play the 77 yard touchdown. the bomb from eli manning right here to victor cruise and he does the dance and beating two guys on the play. that was not involved necessarily in the play. try to come over ask help out. he also tried to help out his teammates by explaining what went down on this play. >> i don't feel like he made that play. we gave him that
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play. there was nothing he did. he saw this and saw that. one guy set his feet and one guy. it wasn't something he was just a rocket science and figured something out. we just played that as possible. >> i appreciate him giving it to me. thank you. it didn't take rocket science to figure it out. a guy running open and you hit him. >> so eli manning fired back. he is not very bright. the giants were having a lot of fun. i like him because he speaks his mind. i do think he was taking a shot at their own guys. he was frustrated with what they did. the giants might have taken it another way. >> fired up for the rematch. >> it was compelling and rich.
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>> thank you. still ahead, seats for this year's national christmas tree lighting ceremony hit the office box this morning. >> two new york city fire trucks that responded to the september 11th attacks are on their way to northern virginia. we'll be right back. it's 7:23. presidenent obama: there's justo quit in america...
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a ceremony will take place in virginia this toofrn commemorate the delivery of two new york city vehicles. they will be part of a new memorial at the national museum of american wartime. last night they were on display at the pentagon. >> and here is your chance to see the national christmas tree lighting ceremony up close and personal.
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>> 17,000 free tickets will be given out through an online lottery. ends next monday at 10:00 a.m. winners will be notified by november 1st. the tree lighting ceremony will be held december 6th. for more information, go to our web site and click on web links. >> coming up, a request by a boy will change the way the nfl game is played. >> the campaign trail in depth after the break. >> and as we head to break, here's a live look outside. a lot of traffic out there. we have problems on the roadways. little bit of fog. the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. stay with us. it's 7:27. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending
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s. eeshgs male your picture -- email your pictures to us. we will share them tomorrow in our 9:00 a.m. hour. >> you bring one in? >> yeah. >> walking down the street seeing that. >> all right. to raise awareness for breast cancer, referees working sunday's jet's game will call penalties by throwing pink flags. called for the change after receiving this letter from an 11 year old boy suggesting the idea. also invited the boy and family to present the pink flags to the refs before the game. that's very cool. >> nice to know his opinion also can be heard. >> that's great. >> look forward to that. >> i was impressed by his handwriting. >> little cursive there. i like
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it too. >> forecast, gorgeous yesterday in the mid 80s. hard to believe mid 80s yesterday. won't be quite as warm yesterday. temperatures back in the 70s. >> better enjoy it. >> enjoy today, enjoy today. things gradually deteriorate this weekend. 63 now in washington. bumped it up a degree in the past hour. 64 in anapolis. we're starting off on a mild note. and there's a little fog developing in a couple spots. that should burn off quickly here. cooler north and west. frederick is 54 this morning. chilly spot winchester 50 degrees out to the west. we're looking at good conditions. backdoor cold front. you have to look carefully, but this cloud cover of air coming on shore here. you might notice the winds will be out of the east. so again, temperatures in the mid 70s
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today. we don't have any significant weather features to worry about. today and tomorrow should be just fine. this is hurricane sandy, maximum winds still 105 miles an hour. impressive satellite signature overnight passing across cuba and reemerged over warm gulf waters. likely to continue to stay strong here and maybe intensify as we get into the next 24 hours. what's eventually going to happen, it's going to become a hybrid storm. and it's all about the track and could interact with a frontal system off to our west as we get into the weekend bring us locally heavy rain. winds close as the low eastern shore here into saturday and sunday. we'll have to watch this track carefully. that's the official path at 5:00 this morning. you can see it's still a powerful storm here. we're going to have
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to see what happens. could get drawn back into the eastern sea board here. 75 today, partly sunny skies. mild out there. here's your accu weather 7 day forecast. next couple days great and things fall apart this weekend. sunday, monday, tuesday, lots of question marks. depends on the path of sandy. much cooler air. that's weather. let's see traffic. i'm going to talk anyways. >> you usually do. on the roads right now you are going to find we have our hands full. accident activity that closes a portion of route 1 between route 100 and 175. this is the scene of a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and another vehicle. closed until further notice. five car pile up which occurred before 198. follow police direction in order to
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squeeze by there. headed down to the beltway, delays out of greenbelt and continues slow out towards route 4. all lanes there are open. no incidents to report, heavy and slow leaving the beltway to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> new poll shows the presidential election teetering by one percentage point. 49% to 48%. with 12 days to go there's little time for the candidates to grab undecided voters and actually get to the polls on november 6th. stakes are very high right now. joining us right now is congressman marty russo. good morning, marty. and robert walker, congressman of pennsylvania now executive chairman. good morning. >> good morning. >> i don't want to spend much
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time on this but voter fraud has been in the news and we have seen this under cover video of patrick maran who was the field director for his dad jim moran talking about voter fraud. there's a person who comes up and says he's a reporter -- says he's a person. but patrick says unfortunate things. he has stepped down. but he in no way has committed voter fraud. how damaging is something like this? does the voter look at this and think about the campaign as a whole or this was a miss step? >> the campaign took the right step. they asked him to step down which he did. and that takes care of it with regard to that particular campaign. the overall issue of voter fraud is one we wrestle with up in pennsylvania, for example.
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we had intimidation of voters that took place in philadelphia back a couple years ago. the whole question of voter fraud is a legitimate question i think. and that's what this project is trying to do is demonstrate that it's real and not as some people say a minor problem. but i think that in this particular case that the campaign made the right decision. and said that even the implications of voter fraud are not acceptable to us. >> he has come out and said he shouldn't have even humored this person which is what he thought he was doing. do you have thoughts on it? >> i don't think he was trying to advocate voter fraud. i think he was responding how would you do it? i don't know if i'd do this or that. in today's day and age, no matter what you say gets blown up out of proportion. we had a big case where the
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republican national committee hired florida and they were doing things legal and the rnc fired them. there's always mistakes going on. i just voetd. -- voted. they checked me three different times. a lot of good ning things are happening. but i don't think it's a major problem. i think jim is going to get elected. been a great congressman. i'm glad i'm in his district. >> let's move on talking about national politics. this poll that came out. do you believe that an incumbent president is where he should be right now with this tight number? >> a year ago nobody thought obama could win. the fact that they are close is an indication that the american people are starting to make their decisions and looking at which candidates
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best represents as a fiscally conservative democrat. my candidate i did vote for was barack obama. going to be better than what governor romney wants to do. >> what do you think about these close numbers? >> the momentum is with mitt romney right now. that's where we would want to be. the thing is some of these national numbers are not as meaningful as they might seem because you have states that are going to vote for obama. that shows up in the national data. what you have to look at in the swing state. the states that's really going to determine the elector call college vote. there's a poll out this week that shows romney up by four points in pennsylvania. it's a republican poll but that's been accurate in the past. and the field momentum in pennsylvania is pretty considerable. so i think
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mitt romney is on a roll and large part because people got introduced to the real mitt romney and like what they saw. >> how big of a game changer were these debates? >> i think the debates give the candidates an opportunity to talk to the american people directly. this is an election where we're having clear choices on what you want to do. president obama has laid out how he wants to work and dealing with the deficit and dealing with the economy and how we go through this whole process of how you reduce the deficit. and you listen to governor romney. more and more people start to focus in on it. you can't give a $5 trillion tax cut and adds $7 trillion on top of the numbers now and not tell the american people you have to pay for it. you can't do it by eliminating loopholes.
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>> and you can't do it by taxing the rich either. >> and i agree with you on that. >> and, you know, the difference here is the fact that obama has four years of showing us what he would do. and that four years has been a failure. failure in foreign policy and domestic policy. he put out a glossy booklet this week that said what the next four years would look like. exactly like the last four years. >> marty, last word. >> i find it interesting because governor romney has made three promises for the end of his second term. he would balance the budget by 2020. paul ryan doesn't do it until 2040. increase by the end of his second term and energy efficient. give obama one more
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term. the deficit is the toughest thing to deal with. you just can't come into a mess that the republican party created for this country over the years with george bush when they got rid of pay as you go. remember how you balance the budget with clinton? you make sure any increase spending is offset by cuts in spending. they eliminated that. two tax cuts not paid for. and i'll guarantee you we would have never fought those two wars we would have to pay for it. >> we were a spending congress. >> come on, bob. the president is known as a veto pin. >> he didn't use the vote owe pin. >> we'll pick it up right here next weekend. we'll be right back in the meantime. le. good gf employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard.
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i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose
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their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. welcome back. it's 7:45 and we are joined by tucker barnes keeping an eye on the weather. >> good news only. >> great news yesterday. should be another nice
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one today. partly sunny conditions with highs in the mid 70s. northern coast of cuba there and that is hurricane sandy. still a category 2 hurricane. update here momentarily. bahamas are next. tropical storm warnings for eastern florida and watch the path of sandy carefully through the end of the weekend. let's go to our map and want to show you something we call --. >> the spaghetti model. >> we're showing every computer that has a baring on the storm. watch what happens here. it's all over the place. and you can see it varies anywhere from right up the chesapeake bay to well out to sea. that's why we are ready to declare gloom. could get fairly close to the midatlantic coast and bring us
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heavy rains and there could be mountain snow and blustery conditions around here. the timing on this would be second half of the weekend into early next week. warm today, very pleasant and by the end of the weekend, chilly with highs only about 50. >> how about i take chilly and no crazy weather. >> i'll put that order in. >> and i want the spaghetti that's all the way out to the right. >> all right. julie, she'll take any spaghetti. >> as long as it's my mama's. >> i want to try that sometime. it sounds great. >> especially right now cause i'm hungry. all right. on the roads this morning. we've had our hands full. we still do. the accident investigation continues. remains closed between 100 and 175. route 1 shut down due to a fatal accident.
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three people have died as a result of this crash. route 1 shut down until further notice. five car pile up before 198. they are on the scene. big back ups leaving the beltway. outer loop of the beltway slow going about a 33 minute ride. activity of 450 on the shoulder. slow traffic that remains in virginia on 395 leaving the beltway up and across the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> still ahead, a big transformation at the verizon center. >> it will be filled with horses. holly fills us in, next. 
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now in its 54th year, the
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washington international horse show draws horses and riders from all over the world. >> the finest of many breeds and takes place this week at the verizon center. holly has a preview. >> reporter: these riders compete all year long in terms of getting enough points to qualify to get here to compete. these are the best riders in the nation. they are competing in front of the most disearning judges and competing on the most creative courses. nobody knows that more than robert who is the co manager of the show. this is a big deal on many different levels. >> it's probably our number one competition in the united states. the washington international has been going on for 54 years. a major event on the international world scene. >> here we are already. it's not even 8:00 and we have competition going on. something that takes place over several days. for these riders to come here and compete in an indoor
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arena, how has that changed the dynamic? >> it's tough obviously putting on an event like this. you are talking about an arena has only 280 feet long. these riders train their horses. >> talk about the transition in terms of the verizon center turning it into a competitive arena. >> david and i have managed this for the last five years. this procedure has gone on way before we got here. normally, it has to be transitioned from a hockey arena. but the nhl not being here, we transitioned it from a concert arena. and 24 hours later you have sand. an awful lot of sand that has to come in. >> what's the biggest logistical challenge? >> that would be one of the biggest. 48 loads of sand and 250 stalls here in the building and on f street closing down part of the city. one of the
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great cities in the world is not the easiest thing in the world. and we have double that double of horses actually competing here. so there's a transition within the week. >> how much do you interact or get feedback from the stables that are here, the riders that are here. >> well, it's a 24-hour-a-day deal. when the competition is not going on. at night are the big jumpers. that leads up to the president scuff on saturday night. but even at 2:00 in the morning you are going to see riders here training, warming up. you can't just show up for your event. >> what about the judges? do they put in requests about how to make the show better? >> there are two different types of competitions. those are judged subjectively. and then you have the jumper competitions at night. those are the big jumps and if a jump comes down
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it's four faults. it's a different type of judging. >> what about this sport in general. is it rising in popularity? >> i would say after the london olympics, it was one of the hottest tickets on the world stage. it's a big deal. this event on saturday night, the president's cup leads up to the world cup finals next year in april. and we have won and i say we as american riders have won more times than riders from any other country. it's a big deal which riders would qualify for that. >> for people who don't know anything about this sport, would they enjoy coming out and watching something like this? >> absolutely. on any level, it's a sport on any level. you are going to see olympians that are competing here on these night performances. doesn't get any better than this. >> is it more nerve-racking for a rider to be here or do they just get in the zone?
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>> they've done this for so long. did this as junior riders. they know what it's all about. you are a lot closer to the action and the spectators are too why watching in door events. you are so up close and personal. but the riders get used to that. >> they said this is one of the few remaining indoor city events that happen. really, this is not something that happens everywhere. it's an opportunity we should all take advantage of. >> if you can imagine, it's a lot easier to produce horse jumping event out in a broad space than in the middle of one of the great cities in the world. so yes, it's an opportunity that you shouldn't miss. >> and only going on through sunday. we have a link to theirs. get your tickets now. coming up, why you should bring your kids out. back to you. >> thank you. >> all right. just how safe is your child's booster seat. ahead at 8:00, a closer look at the new ratings out this
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morning. >> also, next hour, the fox medical team wants to make sure you are prepared the next time you wake up with a cold. how to put together your own cold and flu kit. and you only need five things. fox 5 morning news continues after the break. it is 7:56. anncr: which do you believe?
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this is fox 5 morning news. >> back now at 8:00 a.m. as we show you new video of hurricane sandy hitting cuba overnight, all eyes are on what the storm will do this weekend and next week possibly on the east coast of the united states. some are talking about the recipe for a super storm. tucker will sort out what we know right now. >> also this hour, how safe are your kids in those booster seats? new tests are out and recommend you stop using popular models. we'll share which ones they are and what worries safety officials about them. >> and a campaign shake up for a local congressmen. his son resigns after caught on tape sharing ideas about voter froud.
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good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. happy you are with us this hour. >> let's get straight to the latest on hurricane sandy. the category 2 storm hit cuba overnight. now tropical storm warnings are in effect for the florida coast possibly toward the united states. yesterday sandy slammed jamaica killing at least two people. and it's still too soon to tell what impact sandy will have, federal forecasters are bracing for the worst. could collide with an early winter storm creating a super storm. that could mean the potential for heavy rain, even snow, winds and flooding. this all sounds alarming, we don't want to alarm you. people are concerned about this. tucker is here with the details. >> it's all just a possibility. we're not sure where it's going to track. some of the computer models want to take it out to
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sea. worst case scenario were to happen, everything we just mentioned including the possibility of winter weather out to the west. not here in washington. i'll have more on this but here's your latest information and just getting the 8:00 update here. winds are still 105 miles per hour. category 2 hurricane and tracking off to the north at 10 miles per hour. it slowed down just a bit. that movement will be a key factor. run computer models and updates where it's going to be tracking. the most immediate threat the bahamas. hurricane warnings there. we'll talk local weather quickly. we're doing great. sunshine with mild temperature s this afternoon. we should be up near 75 for an afternoon high. 52 in washington. 56 in new york. and 57 in richmond. here are your forecast
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highs. 75 in dc. little cooler closer to the bay. just a couple more nice days and things -- if we're going to be impacted by sandy, early next week. >> on time traffic brought to you by toyota. >> busy ride out here on the roads as expected this hour. we have delays if you are continuing along route 1 approaching 286. that's due to accident activity. also an accident involving two vehicles. police are on the scene. follow the direction in order to get by. down to 37 miles an hour headed northbound up towards springfield and back down on the 395. virginia, we're not done, accident activity asouthbound 29. the left side remains closed off. and 66 overall. business 234 all the way into a
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beltway, 53 minute ride. just slow on the outer loop leaving route 4. 33 minute ride and that's with all lanes open. here's where it gets complicated. result of a crash along route 1. remains shut down between route 100 and 175. police activity still with a five car pile up. that's causing a back up. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> 12 days and counting until voters hit the polls and the presidential candidates are burning the candle at both ends crisscrossing campaigning for support. >> president obama picks up where he left off yesterday in the middle of a marathon after spending the night on air force one en route to nevada. start in florida and fly to virginia. back to home town of chicago before ending the day in the crucial battleground state of ohio. so far, the late surge
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isn't making much of an impact. the poll still shows the president tied with mitt romney. and romney is spending a whole day in the buckeye state which could make or break his election chances. the time in one state is temporary. yesterday the former massachusetts governor blitzed other battleground states riding momentum through appearances in nevada and iowa. obama is weighing in on the comments made by a candidate from indiana about rape and abortion. richard merdock said pregnants of rape are intended by god. when asked about it, here's what he said. >> rape is rape. it is a crime. and so these distinctions don't make any sense to me.
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the second thing, this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians making decisions about women's healthcare decisions. >> governor romney has disenvowed the comments. >> patrick moran stepped down after being caught on tape discussing a voter fraud scheme or how you would commit voter fraud. melanie is in the news room with reaction. this story is you have to walk that fine line of what happened and what didn't happen here. very confusing. >> absolutely. the video was released yesterday by a group founded by conservative blogger. in the secret recording that takes place outside the campaign office. tells an under cover reporter what someone
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would need in order to commit fraud. >> utility bill or something like that. >> patrick moran was approached on october 8th. posing says he coming up to the scheme to cast ballots. in the video moran does the guy the new voter id laws would make it tough. and put his energy in getting nonvoters to the polls. moran is the one who brought up the idea using fake utility bills. >> he's talking about what we would need to do in order to vote in other people's names. anything other than this is outrageous. this is illegal, this is a felony is appalling. >> i don't like news gathering
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that bates people and gets them to say things almost by goating them along and pushing them towards it. but again, even when it's the case, nobody should cross that line or come close. patrick moran did. >> congressman moran is not implicated. he is running for re-election. patrick released a statement which reads in part quote at no point have i or will i ever endorse any unethical behavior. at no point did i take this personal seriously. for thoonl reason did i humor him. i should have immediately walked away making it clear there is no place in the process for even a suggestion of illegal behavior joking or not. end quote. this is refuelling the controversy. doesn't have to have a picture. documents like those talked about utility bills, bank statements or a
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paycheck can be presented. republicans are saying this video is more evidence supporting those laws that require photo identification at the polls. >> thanks, melanie. new this morning there is a federal investigation in the company over the dallas rail project. the fb eeshgs is looking into contracts worth millions of dollars awarded by the metropolitan washington airports authority. family and friends of authority officials. they are designed to keep our kids safe in cars but not all are created equal. >> still ahead at 8:00, the new list of best and worst booster seats and a live demonstration on how to use them properly to protect your most precious passengers. >> the kung fu panda stands
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tall. we have highlights from his game 1 of the world series. it is 8:09. we'll be right back. back. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee...
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third week of august. into center. at the wall. another. pabl oshgs o with a three homer game in world series game number 1. >> you heard that right. pablo hit three home runs last night. he was just the 4th player to ever reach such a feat in the world series. the others were babe ruth, reggie jackson. albert pujols. the giants win game 18-3. game 2 is tonight. coverage begins at 8:00 . that is pretty exciting. >> you have the power behind the bat. >> yes, he does. let's go to
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tucker. responsibility to make us smile. >> we need to take a break. and let's to it . time now for photo of the day. poor guy. >> he looks happy. what do you mean? >> embarrass him. >> he's a little one. >> he's a tiny baby. >> he looks like he's sleeping. hello and happy halloween to amani brown. he was born about a month ago on september 17th. her parents tell us they wanted to make sure that we celebrated her first holiday inn style. >> she is adorable. >> she really is. those early days. i bet they are up right now. >> i'm sure. >> she's adorable.
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>> make outfits for one month olds. >> that card and everything, that's lovely. >> click on mornings. we love the morning. >> yes, we do. >> backdoor cold front sliding through. blue and red on the map, that's the front pushing through overnight. going to hold temperatures back a little today. still a pleasant day with afternoon sunshine. temperatures in the mid 70s instead of low to mid 80s like they were yesterday. let's do temperatures. regan national it is 62 degrees. 64 in anapolis. little cooler north and west. little fog in a few spots. winchester 50 degrees at this hour. here's your accu weather 7 day forecast. 75 with sunshine. tomorrow could be an
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early sprinkle. things start to deteriorate this weekend. depends on the path of hurricane sandy and how that might interact with a frontal system. lots of question marks sunday monday and tuesday. temperatures will be much much cooler. how much rain and/or wind we might get, that depends on the track. more details on that in just a minute. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie. >> a lot still happening out here on our roads. let's get to it. starting off in virginia with accident activity. watch for police fire and rescue to help direct you by. follow police direction there as well. northbound i 95 struggling out of wood ridge headed northbound. we've got big outer loop delays right now. but on the east side of town from route 4 headed around to 450 about a 33 minute commute. here's where it gets
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complicated. a fatal crash occurred earlier this morning. three people were killed as a result of this accident. route 1 remains shut down in each direction. police are still cleaning up accident activity where five vehicles were involved northbound on the bw parkway before 198. well north of town accident activity southbound 29. delays 29 at fair land road where the left lane is blocked. the long hall headed out to the split about an hour and 22 minute ride. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you very much julie. booster seats supposed to keep your children safe in the event of a car crash. is the seat in your car designed to do the best job? the insurance institute is out this morning with new rankings. joins us now with the results of how to make sure you are using
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that seat correctly. let's talk first of all about the new report that is out. from what i read, most of the seats that you surveyed and you surveyed many of them are fine. there are a couple that are not. >> that's right. 91 seats out there now and about half of them are those seats would position seats properly in almost any vehicle. >> okay. when we're talking about seating the children properly, that's all about where the seat belt falls on the child. >> that's right. the purpose of the booster to elevate the child so the seat belts fit children properly to protect them in a crash. >> first, i want to put up a graphic or two that we have to show which are the two that are not recommended rating. we'll take a look at that now.
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they are both by safety first. >> yes. >> one of them is the safety first all in one. the other one is the safety first alpha omega elite. and both of these are not recommended rating. why? what's the problem? >> our evaluations take measure the seat belt. in any of the seat belt configurations we look at, the booster wasn't ensuring good belt fit. and this is one of the not recommended seats. as you say, they are both safety first by dora l is the company. parents like these seats are known as three and one seats. child restraint with a harness, forward facing and rear facing and can be converted to a booster. these seats don't work
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well as boosters. >> show me what the problem is. >> the lap belt is sitting on the tummy of the child. that's the most vulnerable place. the belt should be flat on the upper thighs. it's beginning to fall off the shoulder. should be positioned across the center of the shoulder. >> there's not a big difference between that position and the other position but can be all the difference in the world. >> that's right. the ratings are trying to do is take the guesswork. that booster should provide good lap and shoulder belt fit in almost any vehicle. >> boosters generally are for children 4 to 8 years old. >> that's the age range but the best advice now is to keep their child first of all in a child restraint as long as possible before they move to a booster.
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and the upper age for a booster would be 4 feet 9 inches and 80 pounds. but what parents need to do is take their child, their booster, make sure before they move them to just a seat belt, make sure the seat belt fit the way i've shown. flat across the upper thighs and center of the shoulder. >> parents who want to look up this information, the two that are not recommended. where do they go to get that information? >> web site. we have all the models, all the information they need is on our web site. >> we're linking your web site to our web site so you get easy access to that information. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we do appreciate it and for the demonstration too. back to you. >> 8:21. 63 degrees. and coming up next. on the move. why more young people
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are packing up and heading out. and why they are picking the dc region to settle down. and later, proving age is just a number. holly joins us at the horse show to to why the event is younger than ever. we'll be right back. [ edmonds ] he doesn't really cacare where a good idea comes from. you know, it could come from a democrat like me or it could come from anybody. we made things happen. we balanced budgets. i knew he really cared about all of the things we had to get done. and the work that we were doing and its impact on people. [ lindstrom ] he was very sensitive to those programs and taking care of the women and children. [ edmonds ] i see qualities in the man that makes me know i can put the nation in his hands and feel very good about it. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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loosen up sometimes. >> i like it. >> it is another sign the economy is recovering. >> should have loosened up like me. >> new census data is showing young adults moving out of stat u.s. migration fell to a record low. 25 and 29 had the biggest gain in migration. many are testing the job market in high tech cities like washington d.c., denver, portland, oregon and austin, texas. working professionals, families and would be retirees are staying in place. those groups showed some
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of the most movement in 2005. and finally, this half hour, we've known that not getting enough sleep can lead to health problems but according to a new study, losing sleep could make people gain weight. 28% of adults in the u.s. say they get less than 6 hours of sleep a night and as 35% of americans are obese. so researchers looked for a link. people who got between 4 and 6 hours of sleep developed problems involving appetite, physical activity and even fat loss. scientists say it shows sleep does have an impact on health. >> we say that how many times? >> we do know that. >> still ahead in our next half hour, a warning for parents about whooping cough. why infection rates are at a 60 year high. >> plus, one night with janice
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joplin. the star of the stage joins us live on stage. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. and this is maryland. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools.
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service and supervised probation. he is banned from the college park campus. >> and the city of soix falls -- three time presidential candidate. >> and finally, windows 8 arrives. today, microsoft will unveil dramatic overhaul of operating system during an event in new york. be wearing black sweaters and jeans and walk around with that. >> yes, as we know. tucker is he. now, you are about to do the weather but after this you are going to get made up in some kind of way? >> i saw the promo for it. >> it's halloween related. i hope not too scary. >> in the promo your eyes turned red. >> did you see the promo?
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>> i watch fox 5 all day when i leave here. >> i do too. right to your forecast. mild temperatures. 62 at regan national. 61. bwi marshal, 62. temperature s later today back in the mid 70s. we call a backdoor cold front sliding down. kind of see the cloud cover out there. the fog will burn off. we will see sunshine later today. partly sunny afternoon. decent day today but not quite as warm as yesterday. weather pattern across the midatlantic. by saturday, a cold front will start to approach and things potentially go downhill into the weekend. this is sandy, hurricane sandy still a category 2 with pretty impressive winds. 105. 110 past cuba. 18 to 20 miles per hour. bahamas are next threatened with the
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hurricane conditions. we have to really watch this track as we get into the end of the weekend earl louisiana next week. the computer models have not been consistent. at least one of the computer models that hurricane forecasters really depend on has been consistent trying to bring this storm close to the eastern sea board by sate sunday and early monday. the cold front, the cooler air would energize with less of sandy and could have issues around here with gusty winds. perhaps rain across the midatlantic. a lot of questions with this. fine tune the forecast as we get closer. as we remember that time frame as you are focusing on the next 7 days. 75 today. temperatures guaranteed to be cooler around here by sunday, monday and tuesday. but, again, lots of question marks about the track of sandy.
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let. >> you still ahead. channels me and bob by mcgee. one night with janis joplin. >> another edition of chaz my take. -- that's my take. >> and now, that's my take with wttg vice president and general manager. >> what would you do if you had a billion dollars? buy an island? or an nfl franchise. what if you decided to give back to your community? maybe you'd build a new wing or two for a hospital. support the arts by giving to the kennedy center or build communities for low income earners. if you are bill conway, a dc based asset management firm, you take a different path. after a thoughtful process, mr. conway has decided to make a round of
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grants totalling $55 million of a $1 billion donation to help the washington region by addressing the route of the problem facing low income people. job training that keeps them from building independent lives for themselves and families. provide $30 million worth of scholarships and tuition to people enrolled in nursing programs. the focus on nursing is not arbitrary. being the successful businessman that he is, mr. conway has focused on a corner stone of any successful business. and nurses are in high demand. this plan can't fail to have a lachting impact on this community and the lives of countless low income people. people with low incomes and no jobs need to be housed and fed. mr. conway is seen fit to have the balance of his grants to those groups that shelter and feed the less fortunate like
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welcome back. for more than 50 years, the washington international horse show has been a show case with the finest breeds and riders from all over the world. >> as we are learning, some of the most promising talent comes from our area. at the verizon center with details now. >> it's been interesting as we've been watching the competition go on, they announce the rider and where they are from. quite a few that's been from our area which speaks to the talent that is in the greater washington area in terms of this sport. we came over here because we thought this would be fun. this is where the riders warmup before they go out and compete. this is a very busy area. you are right in terms of young people from our area and involved in this year's show. i have hannah with me.
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she is this year's youth ambassador. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so first of all, how excited were you to be named that? >> i was so excited. this was a position i could see myself doing easily. >> you competed for years? >> not in this show. i've competed in local day which is a show run by washington. >> you knew all about it. you knew you could be a good ambassador. so what are your duties? >> my greatest duty is to provide the staff with a younger perspective on all the programs. >> what is the younger perspective? >> i want to make sure we keep the horse show young and exciting like kids day on saturday. and bar night which is tonight. >> what goes on at bar night? >> it's a great night for local barns to come and cheer. it's a great night for the barn. >> so sometimes when people see this sport they might think it's
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too stoggy for them. being allowed to cheer, it makes it more athletic like. >> it makes the show more accessible to everyone. and even if you are never going to compete, there's so many different ways to become involved. >> what's a good age to bring out your kid? >> all ages. kid's day is focused on kids 12 and under. it is free and there are pony rides and different arts and crafts. >> the ticket price doesn't get better than that. thank you so much. we have another wonderful young person. her name is elizabeth cruise. she is on the junior committee and competed on tuesday night i understand. how did it go? >> it was a really great experience. it was surreal to get in the ring and be in front of all these people and have everyone supporting me. >> did you come up and warmup? >> yes, i did. that ring is crazy. it was very small and really gets you in the zone. gets you focused and ready to
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go. this is all preparation you have right out here with all the other horses. >> you warmup here and go through the tunnel and head out there. tell me what your mind set is. >> i have to be extremely focused. the course what i have to do, i'm visualizing what's going on and what i'm doing out there so i know what i have to do. and what me and my horse have to do. >> you are in the hunters, right? >> yes. >> a lot of that is based on the horse. how do you make sure the horse performs the best it can? >> i have to make my horse look perfect. but i have to look like i'm not doing anything. natural and easy. >> how intimidating is it to compete in this show? >> it is very intimidating but also really exciting. i had a really great time and it was just amazing to be here. >> is it amazing you ever stop and think i am in downtown dc and i'm on my horse.
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>> exactly. i was in the middle of the ring and thought i'm in the middle of the verizon center. this is incredible. >> as a junior committee member, what is your duties been? >> help run the show and give a younger perspective. barn night. we're super excited. >> from a kid's perspective as this sport heads into the future, what would be your suggestion? >> just work hard. and that's the most important part. partnership with your horse. >> thank you so much for coming out this morning. if you are interested in coming out, it goes through sunday. but kid's day is saturday. absolutely free. barn night is tonight but have stuff going on. we have a link to theirs want to get your tickets now. more in our next hour. back to you. >> thank you very much. coming up, one night with janis joplin. we talked with the star of the show which is playing at the
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arena stage. >> and from rock to jazz and soul and the sounds of roberta flat. in town for concerts this week and i had the privilege sitting down. that interview in our next hour. our next hour.
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all right. the sounds of rock legend janis joplin are entertaining audiences decades after the singer's early passing. comes in the way of a state show one night with janis joplin. at the arena stage getting rave reviews and we are happy to welcome mary bridget daviea who portrays janis joplin. >> i can't believe i get to do it for a living. >> i want to talk about what
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you do for a living. before getting this role, were you a janis joplin fan? >> all my life. my parents had the best record collection in town and i was raised on all the best music. so yeah. >> this must be a dream come true. >> it really is. before i got this role, i'm a touring musician and blues and soul band. she's definitely an idol. to be able to play someone i looked up to so much. >> that's one of the interesting things about this show and a show like this. because you can't just cast an actor. you have to have the chops. >> right. it's like a very designer role. if you can pick and choose parts, having done acting and been part of that and also being a musician, i kind of have the right dynamic of both worlds to put them together on this production.
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>> janis joplin know a will the about her. one of these performer i wonder if the younger generation is as aware of her. she did pass as a young age but the music is still out there. tell me about who is coming to the show. young people? old people? >> we actually did a matinee performance for kids and they were into it. they had print outs and they were singing along having the best time. and teenagers usually things aren't cool. but they were actually really into it. but probably the main age group is around 50 to 65. people that were teenagers and children and young adults because this is their glory music. sometimes like i said i'll be singing piece of my
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heart and tears. but big smiles on their faces. >> tell me about the show itself. it's not just a performance show. you are telling the story of her life. she had difficult challenges in her life. >> yes, she did. the whole premise of this show it would be if she was still alive, a 27-year-old and she did a show. it's one night with janis joplin. kind of like a first person perspective. artist comes out, does the story, does the number. so in between the songs, i'm doing monologues and where her musical influences came from. that's the corner stone. she was deeply rooted in blues music. and this show really highlights what artists were important to her and who she became musically. and the
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actress sebrina. all of those. >> it's not just janis's music. >> we have three back up singers and a full band. >> talk to me about the voice. her voice was unique . >> very. >> always seemed to me it's got to be difficult to sing like that night after night. is it? >> it can be. for some reason, i'm able to. for some reason, i have the muscle. it's like working out. and i'm conditioned for it right now. when we were off for a month and you come back, oh, that's where that came from. but you have to be preventive and take care of yourself. >> looks like a great show. we are happy you came to join us. one night with janis joplin . showing at arena stage running through november 4th. >> correct. >> about a week or so left of the show. and we have all the information at our web site.
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very nice to have you. >> thank you. >> see you again. >> great. thank you. the centers for disease control says this year whooping cough has sickened 32,000 americans and killed 16. a panel of vaccine experts is advising all pregnant women to get a booster shot. the fox medical team joins us from atlanta to talk about why. and it's strange here talking about whooping cough. a whole lot of people have not seen this. why is this making a come back now? >> reporter: good morning. there are several reason s. tends to run in cycles. seeing a real uptake. whooping cough is an infection that caused by a bacteria and starts out like a regular cold, maybe a severe cold. after a couple weeks you
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start developing this deep severe cough. that is really dangerous especially for very young babies. babies cannot be vaccinated until they get their first vaccine at two months. so what they are seeing is these complications in babies who are three months and younger. and asking women who are pregnant to go ahead and get a booster shot, it's called a tdap booster. they are telling people if they do not get it when they are pregnant, they need it before they leave the hospital. the idea is you are trying to build a circle of protection around that baby who is not immunized and the young body of the baby is not able to fight off like whooping cough. most of us have never seen whooping cough before. i've talked to parents. they say it is just about the scareiest thing when your baby cannot breathe. it is just
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terrifying. >> it does sound terrible. let's switch gears. we've been talking about it. you have tips on putting together a cold and flu kit. you have five things that you need in there. can you tell us what they are? >> yes. we talked to a nurse practitioner and asked her to take us shopping. and she said you really don't need more than a handful of things. musinex. it helps you get all that junk that's in your chest out. really important. you also need a cold and flu medication. that's going to help you with some of the symptoms. the cough, not being able to sleep. and she recommends you get a good working thermometer. help keep track of your temperature and see if you are moving in the higher fever area where you might need to get help. couple of other things to have. antihistomine. and a pain
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medication. you need something like ibuprofen that's going to help with fever and aches and pains when you have the flu. it's all about sort of getting the things ready so you are actually ready and you don't have to wake up feeling like a truck has hit you and get in the car and go shopping for supplies. nobody is feeling good at that point. so it would be nice just to have that stuff in the house. >> absolutely right. i love those tips and i will go out shopping today. thank you so much. >> tony, over to you. >> still ahead, young voters weigh in as the race for president continues to tighten up. it's thursday and we are live at american university. we check in on tucker who is getting a spooky make over this morning. we have his frightening transformation and the latest on the track of hurricane sandy. it is 8:55. stay with us. >> fox 5 news is brought to you by anncr: every president inherits challenges.
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